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By Franz Baader,Ian Horrocks,Carsten Lutz,Uli Sattler

Description logics (DLs) have a protracted culture in laptop technology and data illustration, being designed in order that area wisdom might be defined and in order that pcs can cause approximately this data. DLs have lately won elevated significance given that they shape the logical foundation of conventional ontology languages, specifically the net ontology language OWL. Written through 4 popular specialists, this is often the 1st textbook on description logics. it really is appropriate for self-study by means of graduates and because the foundation for a school direction. ranging from a easy DL, the e-book introduces the reader to their syntax, semantics, reasoning difficulties and version conception and discusses the computational complexity of those reasoning difficulties and algorithms to resolve them. It then explores various reasoning recommendations, knowledge-based purposes and instruments and it describes the connection among DLs and OWL.

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